Try the Titford Canal!

If you are new to the BCN, as a boat owner or as a hirer, try the Titford Canal!

The Titford Canal - the Oldbury Flight of six locks, looking down from No. 3 lock towards Oldbury Junction with the BCN Mail Line, hidden under the motorway. On the right a side pond to save water.

The Titford Canal – the Oldbury Flight of six locks, looking down from No. 3 lock towards Oldbury Junction with the BCN Mail Line, hidden under the motorway. On the right a side pond to save water.

It’s a short canal that has everything BCN:

  • Some old industrial areas
  • Factory bridges leading to old canal arms
  • Six easy locks in pretty surroundings
  • Lots of nature
  • Pubs and shopping opportunities
  • Titford Pump House, you might meat us!
  • Titford Pools at the end

You will have reached the highest point on the BCN, 511 feet above sea level, and you might be rewarded with this plaque for navigating the Titford Pools!

Plaque rewarded for cruising the BCN's Titford Pools

Plaque rewarded for cruising the BCN’s Titford Pools

The Titford Canal is easy to reach from the BCN Main Line, the “fast track” between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, and you will discover perhaps unexpectedly pretty areas of the BCN, like the Smethwick locks area, and the Brades staircase. How long will it take to get there, and back to continue your journey? CanalPlanAC has all the answers!

The Titford canal - Lock No. 5 seen from the bottom lock. The six locks have side ponds (gate on the left side) so save water.

The Titford canal – Lock No. 5 seen from the bottom lock. The six locks have side ponds (gate on the left side) so save water.

If you are interested in the history of this canal, you might enjoy a video about the lost arms and branches of this canal

Once you have made it to Titford Pools, you can apply for the free plaque shown above, using the form below!

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Titford Pools plaque application form

Comments 1

  1. We were lucky enough to do the canal and pools a couple of years ago , it was fun then and would go back up again given the chance
    Alan and Hilary nb Sybil Evette

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